Posts by Giannis

Sanremo 2017 night 3: Ermal Meta wins the cover prize

It was a break from the Campioni competition tonight as 16 of them performed covers of famous Italian or foreign songs. The best cover performance, as chosen by an equal combination of votes from a press jury and a televote, was Ermal Meta and he was awarded a special prize. Read more

Sanremo 2017: second set of 11 acts presented their entries

After the second semi-final of Italy’s Sanremo Festival, the list of songs which might represent the country at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is completed. Eight out of eleven songs qualified directly to the final, whereas the other three entries still need to compete for their place. Read more

Sanremo kicks off tonight, jury and running order revealed

Starting today, until Saturday, the famous Italian music festival Sanremo will be held. Twenty-two artists in the Campioni Category will be competing for the victory and consequently have the right to represent Italy at Eurovision 2017. The jury and the running order for tonight’s show has just been revealed. Read more

Your guide to understand Sanremo 2017

In two days Teatro Ariston will open its gates for the 67th annual Sanremo music festival. Festival di Sanremo will be used as the selection format for the Italian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s take a look at this fascinating show, which is more complex than any other national selection. Read more

Eurovision 2017: Allocation draw on 31st of January

The allocation draw for Eurovision 2017 semi final will take place next Tuesday in Kyiv, 31st of January. From the column hall of Kiev’s City State Administration at 11:00 CET, Mrs Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach, President of the City Council in Stockholm, will formally hand over the Host City Insignia to Kyiv City Mayor Vitaliy Klychko. Read more